[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] The 3rd Workshop on Public Space Human-Robot Interaction (PubRob 2016) at RO-MAN 2016

Manuel Giuliani manuel.giuliani at sbg.ac.at
Fri Apr 29 03:30:38 PDT 2016

We cordially invite you to submit and take part in the 3rd Workshop on
Public Space Human-Robot Interaction (PubRob 2016). The workshop will be
held at RO-MAN 2016 on 27 August 2016 in New York City.

Website: https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__pubrob2016.pubrob.org_&d=CwICaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=bM8AaiHh51A8sTDR00OYj2tDkE4Pp1D8SuHo1B-x5do&s=f7fAOfp-6Iw-xf3oPl_HPfQwqsWMdTH2ZnxN0mwqng0&e= 

Important Dates:
- 1 July 2016, Paper submission deadline

- 15 July 2016}, Paper notification

- 1 August 2016, Camera-ready deadline

- 27 August 2016, Workshop in New York City as part of RO-MAN 2016

Invited Speakers:
- Frauke Zeller,Ryerson University, https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__mir1.hitchbot.me_&d=CwICaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=bM8AaiHh51A8sTDR00OYj2tDkE4Pp1D8SuHo1B-x5do&s=VLpLrwCRg2e4-NDZSsXaS2Rikj3LfX4ht-z3JoltmnI&e= 

- David Harris Smith, McMaster University,

- Bilge Mutlu, University of Wisconsin-Madison,

The development of robots capable of interacting with humans has made
tremendous progress in the last decade, leading to an expectation that
in the near future, robots will be increasingly deployed in public
spaces, for example as receptionists, shop assistants, waiters, or
bartenders. In these scenarios, robots must necessarily deal with
situations that require socially  appropriate human-robot interactions
of a specific nature: interactions that are short and dynamic, and where
the robot has to be able to deal with multiple people at once. In order
to do so, robots typically require specific skills, including robust
video and audio processing, fast reasoning and decision making
mechanisms, and natural and safe output path planning algorithms. As a
result, research on public space robots is often fundamentally different
from other work in social robotics and HRI, which often focuses on
long-term robot companions who interact with humans in one-on-one

This workshop aims to bring together researchers from diverse
disciplines, in order to explore this research area from different
perspectives. To allow for a full and productive discussion among all
participants, the workshop will include an extended afternoon session
organised using the Open Space meeting format
(https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__en.wikipedia.org_wiki_Open-5FSpace-5FTechnology&d=CwICaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=bM8AaiHh51A8sTDR00OYj2tDkE4Pp1D8SuHo1B-x5do&s=zInPxIpDAdu12nomAIK49I9X0hmgNZDd8Jm3spBVO38&e= ).

Prospective workshop participants will be encouraged to submit a short
abstract (max. 2 pages) outlining their work in this area. Abstracts
will be reviewed by the programme committee for relevance and accepted
abstracts will be presented

at the workshop during a lightning talk session. Students will be
particularly encouraged to submit position papers and participate in the
lightning session as a means of getting feedback on their research from
the community. Accepted abstracts will also form the proceedings for the
workshop and will be posted on the workshop website.

Formatting instructions and detailed submission instructions are
available through the workshop website at https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__pubrob2016.pubrob.org_&d=CwICaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=bM8AaiHh51A8sTDR00OYj2tDkE4Pp1D8SuHo1B-x5do&s=f7fAOfp-6Iw-xf3oPl_HPfQwqsWMdTH2ZnxN0mwqng0&e= .

Contributions to the workshop are sought in all areas relevant to the
overall goal of the workshop, including - but not limited to - the
following topics:

- intention recognition

- activity recognition

- person tracking

- speech recognition in noisy environments

- robust spoken language processing

- audiovisual signal processing

- planning and decision making under uncertainty

- knowledge representation and reasoning

- multimodal fusion

- multimodal interaction management

- cognitive robotics

- natural language generation

- design of service robots / interaction systems in public spaces

- evaluation of robots in real-world contexts

These topics cover a wide range of research communities including
multimodal interaction, dialogue systems, human-robot interaction,
robotics, automated planning, computer vision, and signal processing.
Due to the interdisciplinary nature of the workshop topic, relevant
contributions from other fields will also be welcome.

Dr. Manuel Giuliani
Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Center for Human-Computer Interaction
Christian Doppler Laboratory "Contextual Interfaces" &
Department of Computer Sciences
University of Salzburg

Sigmund-Haffner-Gasse 18
5020 Salzburg, Austria

Phone: +43.662.8044.4839
Fax:   +43.662.8044.744800
Email: manuel.giuliani at sbg.ac.at

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